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How’s your head? + MORE

Now here’s a competition for a parterrian: the Bayerische Staatsoper is looking for a drag performer to lip sync the final scene from Salome! (“Für eine Lip-sync-Performance zu einer Szene aus Richard Strauss’ Oper Salome suchen wir Drag-Queens, Drag-Kings und gender bender, die e.... More »
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Rameau to Reich: Les Siècles at the Aldeburgh Festival + MORE

François-Xavier Roth and Les SièclesFrançois-Xavier Roth and his ensemble, Les Siècles, are perhaps best remembered for their performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the BBC Proms in 2013, in a programme that ranged from Lully to Stravinsky with each era played on instruments of the period.... More »
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Love in the Time of Cholera + MORE

Christine Goerke and cast, Florencia en el Amazonas, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman) An opera company's choice of a season opener may make a statement, but it may not mean what one thinks it means. Washington National Opera, now firmly under the artistic aegis of Francesca Zambell.... More »
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Boston Symphony gives out iPads at Friday concerts + MORE

In a bid to attract younger audiences, the orch will supply some concertgoers with iPads, giving access to a range of information, entertainment and different video angles on the orchestra. Good idea.   press release: On Friday, January 15, the Boston Symphony Orchestra launches “Casual Frid.... More »
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Classical & Opera Listings for Aug. 14-20 + MORE

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area..... More »

In Brief: Out Like a Lamb Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
A performance of Bononcini’s oratorio on the conversion of Mary Magdalen, with soprano Maria-Christina Kiehr,

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Performances of postwar arias stand out in the annual concert of young talents in training at Lyric Opera.

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Philippe Boesmans’ new opera is enigmatic, oppressive and melancholic – but also pleasingly accessible, featuring the composer’s most lyrical score to date

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The jury’s out on Philip Glass’s next opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

The jury’s out on Philip Glass’s next operaHe has composed Frank Kafka’s The Trial to a libretto by Christopher Hampton. Press release below. March 31, 2014   MUSIC THEATRE WALES  TO PRESENT BRAND NEW OPERA BY PHILIP GLASS   THE TRIAL – Based on the novel by Franz Kafka   Libretto by Christopher Hampton   WORLD PREMIERE:  Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, […]

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Anxiety, Doubt and Terror in Honeck’s Bruckner

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Vivier, Bruckner: New York Philharmonic, Manfred Honeck (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 29.3.2014 (DA) Vivier: Orion Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (ed. Nowak) Just a few months after his one-night-only turn upstaging Anne-Sophie Mutter in Dvořák, this last-minute substitute job on behalf of a flu-stricken Gustavo Dudamel again showed Manfred […]

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Free Tickets and CD Giveaway: Jonathan Estabrooks CD Launch at Toronto's Drake Hotel on April 4Last July I mentioned University of Toronto and Juilliard graduate Jonathan Estabrooks’ Kickstarter campaign to create a crossover first album with Oran Elder, Jonathan Antoine, and Jennifer Thomas. Well, the campaign was successful, and Jonathan’s album These Miles was expanded to include 5-time Grammy Award winning producer Dave Reitzas, the Macedonian Radio Orchestra, and production at LA’s Westlake Studios…

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Woolf and Pappano at the ROH

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Woolf and Pappano at the ROHThe Royal Opera House announced its plans for the the 2014/15 season this morning. On the dance side, there are enticing propositions from Wayne McGregor, who’s creating a full-length work for The Royal Ballet based on Virginia Woolf’s output, with a new score by Max Richter. There are also new one-act works from Hofesh Shechter, who’s this year’s Brighton Festival Guest Director, and in-house favourite Liam Scarlett…

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When the Royal Opera announced their 2013-14 season last year, this new production of Strauss’s too rarely performed masterpiece was the highlight for me. However, from the outset I had my doubts – not about the musical team which promised to be (and was) superb, but about the production, judging from reviews of performances at La Scala…

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Reinier van Houdt Performs in Los AngelesOn Saturday, March 22, 2014 Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt appeared at the Wulf in downtown Los Angeles for a night of experimental music that was intended, according to the concert notes, “… to question the act of composing.” A capacity crowd of the knowledgeable gathered to hear a series of eight piano works by European and local contemporary composers that lasted over 2 hours…

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Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, reviewed by Andrew Schartmann. ‘… a tapestry of infinite colors …’

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Reinier van Houdt Performs in Los AngelesOn Saturday, March 22, 2014 Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt appeared at the Wulf in downtown Los Angeles for a night of experimental music that was intended, according to the concert notes, “… to question the act of composing.” A capacity crowd of the knowledgeable gathered to hear a series of eight piano works by European and local contemporary composers that lasted over 2 hours…

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Lim on ICE

– www.therestisnoise.com

There's an important concert at Miller Theatre on April 10: ICE will dedicate a Composer Portrait to Liza Lim, whose extraordinary piece Tongue of the Invisible made my list of the best recordings of 2013. The composer writes about the program and other upcoming events on her blog. Also new on CD, a Hat Art disc of Lim's orchestral works.

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Wall Street Journal: 'Artis Wodehouse practices her harmonium'; MELODEON: Marti Newland April 6 in 'Masters of the Harmonium', 1393 York Ave., NYCSoprano Marti Newlandwww.martinewland.comArtis Wodehouse practices her harmonium at her home in the Bronx; she will perform for the public on Sunday.  (Photo: Corinne Ramey)Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street JournalWall Street JournalPulling Out the Stops to Revive Keyboard RelicsPianist Has Nearly a Dozen Antique Instruments; Concert Planned for SundayThe pianist Artis Wodehouse collects keyboard instruments that history left behind…

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